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unknown barack obama into the spotted light. could we see the same tonight. . >> this guy did train there in the bay area as an undergraduate. he only got there because of affirmative action, he said his s.a.t.s weren't really good enough to go to stanford. but joaquin castro and julio castro the twins went on to go to law school, one's running for congress and the brother who gives the keynote address tonight is the mayor of san antonio, texas and they say their story the like barack obama, he went to harvard law and he gave the keynote address, and they're julio is going say with a strong endorsement tonight that america should re-elect barack obama. but all that said, despite the bay area connection, it's got to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention the economic news. factor
of obama fest. >> we're excited. students in general are. >> reporter: college democrats in town, grateful the president kept rates low on student loans. >> he helped me, i'll help him. we're in this together. we build things together. >> reporter: president obama is crisscrossing battle ground states on his way to charlotte. today colorado talking about his gm and chrysler bailouts. >> i bet on american workers and i bet on american manufacturing and today the u.s. auto industry has come roaring back. >> he defended obama care. >> i don't know exactly what the other side's proposing, i guess you could call it romney doesn't care. >> reporter: vice president biden was in pennsylvania, mocking mitt romney and paul ryan at last week's republican convention. >> and these guys say the president's out of touch? out of touch? swiss bank account i'm told millions in the cayman islands, who is out of touch? >> reporter: mitt romney stayed out of the fray. in new hampshire. in charlotte, a few hundred activists protested the city's big banks and demanded tougher environmental laws as the president
' turn as they gear up for their own convention in charlotte, north carolina. president obama spent the day consoling victims of hurricane violence. but a new gallup poll shows that republican nominee mitt romney didn't get much of an uptick from his convention last week. steve handelsman has the latest from detroit it's time to kick off, almost there. >> almost there, tomorrow, hi, jessica, good evening from the democratic national convention in charlotte. it's clear today that when president obama comes here to be with his democrats, and to talk to the nation, looking for another convention bump, like the one he got in 2008, that he's going to take credit for his record. he did it today in louisiana on hurricane coordination and in the important swing state of ohio today on job creation. he needs their votes to win ohio a key battleground so president obama reminded auto workers at a labor day auto rally that he believes in the industry. >> i believe in you, i bet on you, i'll make that bet any day of the week and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for
. in fact, he was part. chp team during president obama's recent bay area visit. >> san francisco's ethics commission is wraupg its work on the case of suspended chair ross mirkarimi before heading it and handing it over to the board of supervisors. commissioners pored over the written sum riff its misconduct hearings. the documents will go to the board of supervisors who will then have 30 days to hold hearings on whether mirkarimi should be reinstated. the commission recently ruled mirkarimi conducted misconduct when he grabbed his wife's arm back in december. mirkarimi wants the board to delate hearing until after the november election to avoid any political pressure. >> what we've seen evidence of is the kind of tactics and pressure lobbying the supervisors to make a decision to not reinstate me. >> now the ethics commission has yet to decide whether to grant that delay. five supervisors though are facing re-election in november. >>> lunchons, internet at home and membership fees, what do these things have in common? well, you're paying for them, for elected officials. it's all for the
but instead government helping people to get back to good jobs. >> an obama adviser speaking anonymously says the democratic campaign might use romney's recorded comments in tv ads to benefit the president. >> the story is developing as a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll comes out. a majority of the country believes the country is worse off than four years ago, but president obama has gained ground since august. voters think mr. obama is better prepared tleed the country for the next four years. 47% chose the president while 36% picked mitt romney. this latest misstep by mitt romney has some in his own party frustrated and questioning his candidacy for president. let's bring in larry. romney's message often seems to be lost. he spends so much time on damage control. what happens now? >> this has a whole host of problems. we can start with the venue. obviously, romney didn't expect his remarks to become public. these days candidates should know that it's almost impossible to keep private remarks out of the public. then we get to the substance. so in criticizing thing like dependence and
policy. president obama is about to address the united nations focusing on the weigh of anti-american violence that he called a bump in the road. mitt romney argued it's no bump but a crisis that could have been managed better. nbc steve handelsman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama headed to new york with critics asailing his priorities. he'll make another candidate appearance instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu has noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claimed what the president meant was -- >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance his real security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are g
it the fail mary from local amateur referees to sports fans and even president obama. we'll have reaction to last night's controversial call by the replacement referees. >>> and peanut butter recall involving trader joes expands. other brands now involved. >>> and surprise, below the surface, the historical find here in the bay area. >>> a red hot silicon valley electric car maker is running a little low on juice tonight. shares of tesla motors falling by 10% after the bay area said it's maker fewer than they initially planned. less revenue prompting investors to sell. >>> and how about this? top executives from google are taking shots at apple. former ceo eric schmitt says apple should've kept google maps instead of replacing it with a home built version for their new phone. the switch happened on apple's latest software update and many iphone users say the new map system isn't as accurate as google maps. schmidt said apple would have to approve google maps for the updated system before the app becomes available on the iphone 5. he says that isn't expected to happen any time soon. >>> we
romney trailing president obama by 3% to 7%. another pivotal state, iowa is drawing attention today. because it is the first of the so-called battleground states to begin early voting. strategists and researchers project that more than one in three voters will cast their ballots before election day. and iowa officials say that the requests are already up 30%. over 2008. >> and it gets really interesting now. the first debate between the two is next wednesday evening. >> for some insight into the stakes, let's bring in nbc bay area political analyst. and both the candidates have been downplaying how they'll do in these debates but how much is riding on these. >> gosh, about everything. with less than six weeks to go, upwards of 60 million people will be watching. and for the 7% undecided voters and maybe 10% who would consider their minds one way or the other. the debates in all likelihood will make the difference. the debates sure matter in 2008. going in, obama and republican challenger john mccain were neck in neck. post debates gave obama victories in each case. he soared from th
entitlements get out of control for me. >> reporter: ryan headed to a stronghold for president obama later, google headquarters in mountain view. the company's employees have donated hundreds of thousands to the president's campaign. ryan was there to participate in a google plus hangout with campaign offices in nevada, wisconsin, virginia and florida. these swing states are a major focus for both campaigns. today the president was in florida for a rally where he promised to protect the middle class while slashing the deficit by trillions of dollars. meantime, republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigned in virginia, talking to the crowd about high unemployment numbers and what he calls president obama's unkept promises. from the bay area, paul ryan headed to fresno for a dirn fund-raising and off to a remote part of oregon where he will begin preparing for his debate with vice president joe biden, a little more than a month away. >>> 19 museum workers were arrested after barricading themselves inside the deyoung museum in golden gate park last night. they had been in a labor dis
, the swing states. president obama is visiting iowa, ohio and colorado ahead of tuesday's democratic national convention. mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are in ohio and florida riding a small bump in the polls from the gop convention that ended earlier this week. >> 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or under employed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that is 0-23 million you say it is time to get a new coach. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody actually ever bothered to tell you what they were. we have more good jobs to create. we have more home-grown energy to create. >> the polls show the candidates neck and neck at this point. democratic convention delegates are arriving in charlotte including some from the bay area. many of them leaving the debay area for charlotte this weekend for their party's national convention. nbc bay area kimberly tere is live in san jose where she caught up with a candidate thrilled to be heading to the dnc. >> he's very excited. as delegates are heading to the east coast there are v
, president obama declares justice will be done after a deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in libya. what we're learning tonight about the ambassador killed and his connections to the bay area. >>> we've uncovered more information about the anti-muslim video inciting all the violence in the middle east. and the video is so controversial, it's being blacked out in some countries. the story in your international headlines, next. >>> the wait is almost over for that new iphone. the iphone 5. but is the rush to get this new phone slowing down? back in a moment. most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. win a design consultation with me, candice olson, at >>> flags over the u.s. capital at half staff tonight in honor of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans killed during an attack on a diplomatic post in libya. house speaker john beoehner ordered the flags lowered
musical is looking for the next justin bieber. maybe barack obama? literally. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> outrage over a controversial film made in the u.s. continues to spread around the world as federal officials question a convicted felon in california who may have helped to make that movie. dozens of anti-american protests and demonstrations are being held around the world. and tonight, there are still many questions about that movie that led to the violence and the attack in libya which claimed the lives of four americans. nbc bay area's kimberly thi
at >>> president obama's up coming fund-raiser, the musicians and athletes that will take a part. >>> a lawsuit filed by women in the military just today. >>> a dangerous scene in oakland. an accident sent several people to the hospital. the connection to city workers. >> for those who were there, they couldn't believe what they were seeing. six innocent people engineered after a bizarre accident. >> an suv collided with a city publics works van sending both barrelling into two oakland businesses. this all happened after 10:00 this morning at 14th and franklin in downtown oakland. jodi hernandez has more on what happened and, more importantly, how the injured are. >> i mean, it was really boom and the bodies and the glass. >> reporter: it's a crash that rocked gallery owner to the core. as a collision outside his business sent two cars up on to the sidewalk, slamming into his building and sending two pedestrians through the glass doors of his gallery. >> they were hit. they were really -- they were hit. yeah. you could here the boom. >> reporter: police say a city public works va
at the republican convention. clint eastwood talking to an imaginary president obama. what viewers missed instead. >>> coming up, one-on-one with a firefighter that helped save his buddy's life. >>> and one little art project is catching a lot of people's eye on the golden gate bridge. have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> a san jose firefighter remains in a medically induced coma tonight. firefighter frank ryan suffered a heart attack while battling a fire at san jose's st. patrick's cathedral. and his fellow firefighters are credited with saving his life. damon spent some time today with the fire captain who was the first to jump in to save frank's life. >> to see him go down right in front of you like that. >> reporter: it's an image
trail today. the morning after the democratic convention, president obama literally hit the ground running in portsmouth, new hampshire saying we're better off than we were. meanwhile mitt romney's campaign has already released 15 ads in 18 key states on the issue of job creation. >> real incomes, real wages are also not rising, this is a tough time for the middle class in america. there's almost nothing the president's done in the last 3 1/2, four years that gives people confidence that he knows what he's doing. >> and by the way, if the republicans are serious about being concerned about joblessness, we could create is 450,000 jobs right now if they would pass the jobs bill i sent to them a year ago. >>> it is now crunch time for both candidates and really the voters as well. the election two months from now, so who has the upper hand. larry, both the conventions are over now as they always say, in politics business an sports, momentum is everything. who has the momentum? is. >> i think for the moment, you got to give the democrats a nod. probably for three important reasons. fir
to latino voters and trying to cut into obama's advantage. in an address, romney promised to work with both parties to address immigration and help small business owners. >> over 2 million more hispanics are living in poverty today than the day president obama took office. >> he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. >> in ohio today, president obama talked trade and his administration's filing of a new complaint accusing china of illegally subsidizing its auto parts industry and undercutting products made in the u.s. >>> in san francisco tonight, a vigil is under way at hastings law school for chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya who was killed there last week. in the meantime, the violence continues. nbc bay area danielle lee shows us fragile u.s. relationships are becoming further strained. >> reporter: chanting protestors left little room to stand in lebanon. they were listening to the leader call for more demonstration. the u.s. embassy began burning secret documents as a precaution. in pakistan, police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying
made in this case. >> he is coming back to the bay area. we just learn that president obama will be returning to town for another big money event on october 8th. tomorrow mitt romney will be here. romney will be in hillsborough for a private fund-raiser at the strawberry hill estate. tickets as high as $50,000 per person. the guest list includes hp ceo megawhitman, peter mcgowan, scott mcneeley and form he secretary of state george schultz. the event is closed to the media. >>> a new poll shows the governor is losing ground as he works to shore up proposition 30, the tax initiative he calls violent. a uc berkeley field poll finds that with fewer than seven weeks until election day, prop 30 can barely claim support with 51% in favor. 36% say they'll vote against it and 13% are still unded. prop 30 would raise billions of dollars for public education by temporarily raising the sales tax and hiking the state income tax for those earning more than $250,000 a year. >> still ahead, a taste of success. the bay area company whose ipo is fueling new opt mix. also -- >> reporter: bay
york times cbs poll finds romney trailing president obama by 12 points in pennsylvania, by 9 in florida, trailing by 10 in ohio. fighting the perception by some voters he's out of touch. >> i've been across this country, my heartaches for the people i've seen. >> in his new ad romney looks at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. my policies will make things better for them. >> barack obama was in ohio, too, talking less about his record and more about romney. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. >> the auto bailout helps the president here. ohio unemployment is 7.2%, better than most states. >> i need to you register to vote. i need you to start voting. six days from now on october 2nd. >> early voting, they started last friday in south dakota. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> still ahead at 6:00, a guy couple is filing a lawsuit over their engagement photo. we'll tell you why. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center with hazy outside but you know, not too hot.
through accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the riots. the president, a foreign crisis close to election day, is a chance to show off leadership and a chance for a high profile stumble, campaigning in colorado, he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there is the bloody rebellion in syria and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies that we stand with them unequivocally -- unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the other americans killed in yesterday's attack in libya. two of the men were former u.s. navy seals from san diego county. 4 #-year-
to the united states today. president obama promised the killers will face justice. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke about bay area product chris stevens who died in that attack. >> i was honored to snow ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and s siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. >> much of his family is still here in the bay area. stevens grew up in piedmont and went to cal. the president and secretary of state made their comments before flag draped coffins at an hanger in maryland. >>> the anti-american demonstrations continue today. now expanding beyond arab nations. this protest in london. riots have broken out in 20 different countries against the anti-islamic film made in the u.s. there was damage in lebanon where kfc and a hardees restaurant were burned. in egypt, soldiers used tear gas and a water cannon against protesters. and there were street battles in pakistan, bangladesh and cashmere. the violence unfolding on our tv screen shows the flip side of silicon valley social media. not long ago praised as an agent of cha
. romney's motorcade and show him their support. and several obama supporters came from other cities on peninsula to show their support for the president. they say the economy is a key issue for them and they believe their candidate can make improvements. >> he have a track record of success both in terms of business and in terms of governance in non-profit organizations like olympics and governor of massachusetts. >> his policies helped to stabilize the economy which for my business is incredibly important. for all business owners, a stable economy is the single most important thing that we rely on. >> that was jean elle reporting. he is now en route to hillsboro. that's a private -- that's a look-down at the mansion he's staying at. the strawberry hills estate. it's the site of a private fund-raiser. around $50,000 a head. among the guests, expected to attend, hp executive meg. once again he's en route to this estate in hillsboro. we'll follow his visit throughout this hour and throughout this evening. meanwhile romney's wife ann romney was on a separate plane today and that plane
and the middle class? >> with seven weeks until the election, president obama spent a rare day inside the white house. while his campaign savored gallup poll results, showing him leading mitt romney by 2%. >>> developing news in southern california. 20 people stuck. 300 feet in the air on a ride at knotts berry farm. located near anaheim. live picture from our nbc chopper you. can see riders are stuck. this is the wind seeker ride. they have been stuck for two hours now. and if you look closely in the center, when they sfwlozoom in. there are mechanics on scene, working to get the ride operating. the second malfunction at knott's berry farm in two weeks. this exact same ride broke down september 7th. doesn't look like there are injuries. people are safe. just stuck high up there. 300 feet. of course, we'll be following this. give you information as it becomes available. numbers are hard to swallow. study by uc river side, shows commercial char broilers, ones used at your favorite burger joint, emit twice the amount of pollution as diesel trucks. our sister station in los angeles has more on thi
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